Join us this November and play or stream your favourite games to mark World Diabetes Day and 100 years since the Nobel Prize was awarded to Frederick Banting and John Macleod for the discovery of insulin.
Complete one of our challenges or design your own, the choice is yours!
Every pound you raise will help us support those living with and affected by diabetes.
To celebrate and honour 100 years since the Nobel Prize was awarded to Frederick Banting and John Macleod for the discovery of insulin, we’re asking you to take on our simple yet relentless challenge:
- Play or stream for 100 minutes every day for two weeks in November of your choosing and help raise vital funds to support everyone living with diabetes.
World Diabetes Day Challenge
World Diabetes Day takes place on Tuesday, 14 November. Help us build up to and celebrate the day with two unique challenges.
- Play or stream your favourite games for 14 hours in total for two weeks in November of days of your choosing. How you choose to split up and complete your 14-hour challenge is up to you. For example- you can complete an hour each day or three hours a day over four streams or in a team, the choice is yours!
- Play or stream your favourite games on World Diabetes Day itself.
Design Your Own Stream
- Design your own stream in November and get others involved too. And don't forget to let us know your plans.
How do I join?
1. Select a challenge from our list above.
3. Register and set up your campaign and fundraising page on Tiltify.
On Tiltify, scroll down the page to current fundraising events and click 'start fundraising.'
4. Email the team and let them know your streaming plans and the date of your event.
5. Download our Digital Resources to help support your event!
Once your page is set up, start sharing it with your family, friends and streaming community. Tell them all about your challenge and why you're taking part.
All our work is only made possible thanks to our supporters like you who offer their time, commitment and fundraising to help us. We couldn't do this without you.
Digital Support Resources
Got your stream all set up and ready? Download our support resources to help support your event and raise awareness.
They are available to download on this page.
Challenge and Fundraising FAQs
If you have any questions about the challenge, that aren't covered in the below, please email the team at Streaming@diabetes.org.uk
What does the Stream in November challenge involve?
We’re asking supporters to play or stream their favourite games in November and fundraise in aid of Diabetes UK.
We have set up a few streaming challenges to choose one from or you can design your own, the choice is yours!
When is the challenge?
There are specific challenges that reference completing this on the 14 November as it's World Diabetes Day, but you can set up a stream any time in November, the choice is yours.
I'm not on Tiltify, can I still stream in aid of Diabetes UK this November?
What is Tiltify?
Tiltify is an online fundraising platform, built especially for live streamers. They have lots of support, tools and resources that can help streamers fundraise for charity.
Is there a fundraising target?
There is no fundraising target for this challenge – we just ask you to raise as much as you can to help us support those living with and affected by diabetes.
Do you have restrictions on who can take part?
You must be over the age of 18 to take part.
Where do the donations to my Tiltify fundraiser or JustGiving page go?
All donations made to your fundraiser will be sent directly to Diabetes UK by Tiltify and JustGiving. These vital donations will help support people living with and affected by diabetes.
Do I have to stream my event?
We do recommend doing this, with your community or friends. But it is not expected, if you don't want to. You can complete your challenge first and share your fundraising page link with friends and family after.
Do I have to game for 14 hours if I choose this challenge?
You don't have to complete the whole stream in one go. You can complete this in multiple streams or as a team.
I have enjoyed streaming in aid of Diabetes UK, can I take part in a different fundraising activity for Diabetes UK?
Yes, you can! We have a range of other events, you can take part in from walking, swimming, running and cycling events or do it yourself fundraising. Reach out to the team with your interest and we can help support you.
Please remember to take breaks during your streaming challenge. Use our holding screens in our digital support resources to help you with this!
You should also look away from your screen at least every 20 minutes to reduce eye strain.
You also must be over the age of 18 to take part in this challenge.
If you feel unwell at anytime during your streaming challenge, please stop your challenge wherever you are.
Please be aware of the following, before signing up for the challenge:
Gaming or Streaming if you have diabetes
If you’re taking on a streaming challenge and you live with diabetes, we also recommend you follow the below tips if applicable.
- Monitor your blood sugar levels throughout your challenge.
- Treat any hypos straightaway, take a break and don’t return until you feel better.
- Use our specially created holding screens to let others know you’re on a break.
- Keep your insulin nearby as blood sugar levels can rise when gaming because hormones like adrenaline are released.